Brittany offers the traveler a fascinating cultural history, plus enchanting old towns such as Dinan, Quimper and Vannes. The Celtic Breton language is still spoken, and on high days and holidays, the women still wear their traditional long dresses adorned with lace. Brittany is home to many megalithic monuments, the largest alignments being near Carnac. Here you will also find long beaches swept daily by Atlantic tides, and the ocean in this area yields some of the finest seafood anywhere in the world. The Breton villages we liked best on our most recent trip were remote Commana, hilltop Moncontour and seaside Ploumanac’h.
May through July is the most pleasant time for a visit; August is too crowded, and some restaurants close for the season as early as the middle of September.